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June 11th, 2014
Episode 97 of 216 episodes
Would you like to be in a George R. R. Martin Book? Got $20K? Don't mind being killed? Good. You can help wolves. Also we give our first impressions of Brian McClellan's The Promise of Blood and talk Geekomancy with Michael Underwood.Direct download!QUICK BURNS Maddadam TV Series - Chris 2014 Audie Winners (Audible) - Daniel WINNERS: 2014 Ditmar Awards Author Jay Lake has passed away - Joe Informatico GEORGE R.R. MARTIN WILL KILL YOU GAME OF THRONES-STYLE FOR $20,000PICKS Tom's Reading On The Steel Breeze by Alistair Reynolds Veronica is reading Marie Brennan's The Tropic of Serpents (a Memoir by Lady Trent) and just finished Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, and Lions of Al-Rassan by GGK. What Else Are you Reading June Find more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar BARE YOUR SWORD Anyone else find reading about sex (in fiction) and/or reading profanity to be awkward? - Eric Summer climate fiction – "cli fi" for short – genre reading list - Nokomis.FLBOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION July book pick is up for a vote. We're reading Octavia E. Butler. Voting ends June 22. The Promise of BloodWARNING: Hachette and Amazon are having a fight which may affect shipping times for print copies. Might want to buy print copies elsewhere for the time being. Everyone's favorite hobby: casting - John People and Places for $200, Alex - Daniel (rhymes with Taniel) First Impressions - Rabindranauth ADDENDUMSBuy the Sword and Laser Anthology! Cross-promo Boing Boing podcast
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